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Galaxy Tab S2 Pie update news and more: December 2018 security patch released for model SM-T819Y

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Update [January 11, 2019]: Despite its age, Samsung is still rolling out software updates to the Galaxy Tab S2. The variant in question has model number SM-T819Y and no, this isn’t a major OS upgrade, rather, the slate is receiving a new Android security patch for the month of December 2018.

The update has software version T819YDXU2BRL1 and it has been spotted in India, where an OTA is available. As always, OTA updates take time, but since the rollout started several days ago, you should have received the download notification by now or early next week.


Original article below:

Samsung originally launched the Galaxy Tab S2 in the year 2015, but it refreshed the device with some changes in specs the following year. In 2017, Samsung released the true successor to its Tab S2 in the form of Galaxy Tab S3 (update and firmware) but while Oreo rollout for the latter is a given, doubts remain on whether Samsung would take a lenient look on the former’s Android 8.0 update, even if it means only the 2016 edition.

You will find download links for the major updates Samsung has released for the Galaxy Tab S2 here, in the form of its firmware. You can use firmware to update your Galaxy Tab S2 to latest software available manually. For help with manual installation of Tab S2 firmware, check out the link provided in the last section of this article.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S7 Oreo update

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 update download

Model No.DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
SM-T71013 Sep 2017T710XXU2DQI6Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T71019 Apr 2017T710XXU2DQD9Android 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T71029 Mar 2017T710XXU2DQCLAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T71029 Nov 2016T710XXU2CPK1Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-T71001 Aug 2016T710XXU2CPH1Android 6.0.1August 2016 security patch
SM-T71027 Apr 2016T710XXU2CPDAAndroid 6.0.1May 2016 security patch
SM-T71304 Sep 2017T713XXU2BQI1Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T71305 Jul 2017T713XXU2BQG2Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-T71314 Apr 2017T713XXU2BQD3Android 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T71330 Nov 2016T713XXU2APK6Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-T71310 Nov 2016T713XXU2APK2Android 6.0.1November 2016 security patch
SM-T71303 Nov 2016T713XXU2APK1Android 6.0.1November 2016 security patch
SM-T71305 Oct 2016T713XXU2APJ1Android 6.0.1September 2016 security patch
SM-T71529 Mar 2017T715XXU2CQCLAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T71516 Dec 2016T715XXU2BPL1Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-T71529 Nov 2016T715XXU2BPK1Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-T71519 Jul 2016T715XXU2BPG3Android 6.0.1July 2016 security patch
SM-T71510 May 2016T715XXU2BPE2Android 6.0.1May 2016 security patch
SM-T71522 Aug 2017T715YDXU2CQHFAndroid 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T71515 Jun 2017T715YDXU2CQF3Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-T71509 Jan 2017T715YDXS2BQA1Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-T71528 Dec 2016T715YDXS2BPL2Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-T71530 Sep 2016T715YDXU2BPJ1Android 6.0.1September 2016 security patch
SM-T71510 Aug 2016T715YDXU2BPH2Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-T71515 Jun 2016T715YDXU2BPF5Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-T71529 Jan 2016T715YDXU2APA2Android 5.0.2February 2016 security patch
SM-T71529 Jan 2016T715YDXU2APA2Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-T71507 Oct 2015T715YDXU2AOJ1Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-T71518 Sep 2015T715YDXU1AOI4Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-T71529 Jul 2015T715YDXU1AOG6Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-T71904 Sep 2017T719XXU2BQI1Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T71928 Jul 2017T719XXU2BQGAAndroid 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T71911 Apr 2017T719XXU2BQD1Android 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T71931 Mar 2017T719XXU2BQCOAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T71930 Nov 2016T719XXU2APK6Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-T71910 Nov 2016T719XXU2APK2Android 6.0.1November 2016 security patch
SM-T71905 Oct 2016T719XXU2APJ1Android 6.0.1September 2016 security patch
SM-T71913 Jun 2016T719XXU1APF6Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-T71913 Jul 2017T719YDXU2BQG6Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-T71928 Jun 2017T719YDXU2BQF6Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-T71908 May 2017T719YDXU2BQE2Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-T71930 Mar 2017T719YDXU2AQC2Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-T71913 Sep 2016T719YDXU1API1Android 6.0.1September 2016 security patch
SM-T71915 Jun 2016T719YDXU1APF1Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-T71924 May 2016T719YDXU1APEAAndroid 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-T71918 May 2016T719YDXU1APE7Android 6.0.1May 2016 security patch

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 update download

Model No.DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
SM-T81013 Sep 2017T810XXU2DQI6Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T81026 Apr 2017T810XXU2DQDCAndroid 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-T81029 Mar 2017T810XXU2DQCLAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T81029 Nov 2016T810XXU2CPK1Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-T81008 Jul 2016T810XXU2CPG1Android 6.0.1July 2016 security patch
SM-T8137 Apr 2018T813XXS2BRC2Android 7.0March 2018 security patch
SM-T81304 Sep 2017T813XXU2BQI1Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T81307 Jul 2017T813XXU2BQG4Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-T81305 Jul 2017T813XXS2BQG3Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-T81306 Jun 2017T813XXU2BQF2Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-T81318 May 2017T813XXU2BQE2Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-T81314 Apr 2017T813XXU2BQD3Android 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T81303 Apr 2017T813XXU2BQD1Android 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T81508 Sep 2017T815XXU2CQI5Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T81529 Mar 2017T815XXU2CQCLAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T81528 Nov 2016T815XXU2BPK4Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-T815Y22 Aug 2017T815YDVU2CQHFAndroid 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T815Y19 Apr 2017T815YDVU2CQD9Android 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T815Y20 Jan 2017T815YDVS2BQA4Android 6.0.1July 2016 security patch
SM-T815Y28 Dec 2016T815YDVS2BPL2Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-T815Y09 Nov 2016T815YDVU2BPK3Android 6.0.1November 2016 security patch
SM-T815Y27 Jul 2016T815YDVU2BPG6Android 6.0.1August 2016 security patch
SM-T815Y21 Jul 2016T815YDVU2BPG5Android 6.0.1July 2016 security patch
SM-T815Y20 Jul 2016T815YDVU2BPG4Android 6.0.1July 2016 security patch
SM-T815Y03 Jun 2016T815YDVU2BPF1Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-T815Y10 May 2016T815YDVU2BPE4Android 6.0.1May 2016 security patch
SM-T815Y28 Dec 2015T815YDVU2AOL3Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-T815Y06 Nov 2015T815YDVU2AOK1Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-T815Y07 Oct 2015T815YDVU2AOJ4Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-T81729 Mar 2017T817JVU2CQCLAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T81708 Oct 2016T817JVU2BPJ2Android 6.0.1October 2016 security patch
SM-T81716 May 2016T817JVU2BPE2Android 6.0.1May 2016 security patch
SM-T81708 Oct 2015T817JVU2AOJ2Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-T81721 Jul 2015T817JVU1AOG5Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-T817P23 May 2017T817PVPU2CQE7Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-T817P15 Dec 2016T817PVPS2BPL1Android 6.0.1May 2016 security patch
SM-T817P04 May 2016T817PVPU2BPE1Android 6.0.1May 2016 security patch
SM-T817P02 Dec 2015T817PVPS2AOL1Android 5.1.1Not Available
SM-T817P13 Aug 2015T817PVPU1AOH6Android 5.1.1Not Available
SM-T817R422 Sep 2017T817R4TYU1CQI5Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T817R420 Apr 2016T817R4TYU1BPD5Android 6.0.1May 2016 security patch
SM-T817R413 Aug 2015T817R4TYU1AOH6Android 5.1.1Not Available
SM-T817T05 May 2017T817TUVU2BQE2Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-T817T09 Dec 2016T817TUVS2BPL1Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-T817T06 Jun 2016T817TUVU2BPF1Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-T817T15 Feb 2016T817TUVS2APB1Android 5.1.1Not Available
SM-T817T11 Dec 2015T817TUVS2AOL1Android 5.1.1Not Available
SM-T817T21 Oct 2015T817TUVS2AOJ3Android 5.1.1Not Available
SM-T817T28 Jul 2015T817TUVU1AOG8Android 5.1.1Not Available
SM-T817W12 May 2017T817WVLU3CQE4Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-T817W28 Nov 2016T817WVLU3BPK5Android 6.0.1November 2016 security patch
SM-T817W24 Jun 2016T817WVLU2BPF5Android 6.0.1July 2016 security patch
SM-T817W27 Apr 2016T817WVLU2BPD5Android 6.0.1May 2016 security patch
SM-T817W20 Nov 2015T817WVLU2AOK3Android 5.1.1Not Available
SM-T818V26 July 2018T818VVRS3BRG1Android 7.0July 2018 security patch
SM-T818V15 May 2018T818VVRS1BRD2Android 7.0April 2018 security patch
SM-T818V6 Feb 2018T818VVRS1BRA2Android 7.0January 2018 security patch and fixes for Spectre, Meltdown and Krack issues
SM-T818T1 Aug 2018T818TUVS3BRG2Android 7.0July 2018 security patch
SM-T818T19 May 2018T818TUVS2BRE1Android 7.0Android security updates (probably May 2018) and various software improvements
SM-T81826 Jul 2017T818XXS2BQG3Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-T81831 Mar 2017T818XXU2BQCOAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T81818 Oct 2016T818XXU1APJ3Android 6.0.1September 2016 security patch
SM-T81812 May 2017T818WVLU1BQE4Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-T819X04 Sep 2017T819XXU2BQI1Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T819X26 Jul 2017T819XXS2BQG6Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-T819X06 Jul 2017T819XXS2BQG3Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-T819X04 Jul 2017T819XXU2BQG2Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-T819X11 Apr 2017T819XXU2BQD1Android 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T819Y11 Jan 2019T819YDXU2BRL1Android 7.0December 2018 security patch
SM-T819Y01 May 2018T819YDXU2BRC2Android 7.0April 2018 security patch
SM-T819Y19 Sep 2017T819YDXU2BQI2Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T819Y03 Jul 2017T819YDXU2BQF6Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-T819Y01 Jun 2017T819YDXU2BQF1Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-T819Y08 May 2017T819YDXU2BQE2Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-T819Y07 Mar 2017T819YDXS2AQC1Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-T819Y21 Feb 2017T819YDXU2AQB2Android 6.0.1February 2017 security patch
SM-T819Y08 Dec 2016T819YDXU2APL2Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-T819Y16 Nov 2016T819YDXU2APK2Android 6.0.1November 2016 security patch
SM-T819Y06 Oct 2016T819YDXU2APJ2Android 6.0.1September 2016 security patch
SM-T819Y18 Jul 2016T819YDXU1APG3Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-T819Y05 Jul 2016T819YDXU1APG2Android 6.0.1July 2016 security patch
SM-T819Y23 Jun 2016T819YDXU1APF9Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-T819Y09 Jun 2016T819YDXU1APF4Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-T819Y23 May 2016T819YDXU1APE9Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-T819Y11 May 2016T819YDXU1APE5Android 6.0.1May 2016 security patch

Galaxy Tab S2 Android 8.0 and Android 9.0 update eligibility

If you ask us — and our guess is as good as yours — we don’t think Samsung would release Android 8.0 for a tablet it launched back in 2015, on Android 5.0 Lollipop. With that said, don’t even think about Android 9 Pie, the latest and greatest from Google.

Sure, you could argue that at least the 2016 edition, launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on-board deserves Oreo, and we would agree, but what we need here is Samsung agreeing on that. Until then, nothing is clear. Once again, you can only dream about Pie as far as the 2016 Tab S2 is concerned.

Read: Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update

How to install Galaxy Tab S2 firmware

Well, check out the model no. of your Galaxy Tab S2 first, and then download the latest firmware available above for your exact model no. Next, install the downloaded firmware using our Odin Samsung firmware installation guide here.

Let us know in comments if you need any help with this.

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